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Intel confirms Raptor Lake CPU: the first with 6GHz at STOCK settings

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 12, 2022 6:59 PM CDT

Intel has hosted its Intel Tech Tour in Israel, where it's confirmed that the new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU has been used to break world records with a CPU frequency of 8GHz.

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Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" is the first at 6GHz (source: HardwareLuxx)

It's not the first time Intel has had its flagship processor pushed to 8000MHz+ with the current 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" platform last year, but now the upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" platform is here with its own version of 8000MHz+ and thanks to its improved innards, well, we can't wait.

Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs will have up to 15% more single-threaded performance, and up to 41% more multi-threaded performance over the current-gen 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs. The news was confirmed during the Intel Tech Tour to those on tour, pun intended, with Intel confirming that Raptor Lake will be the first with an SKU that's offered at over 6GHz stock, but didn't nail down the details on which exact SKU that will be.

Continue reading: Intel confirms Raptor Lake CPU: the first with 6GHz at STOCK settings (full post)

AMD Ryzen CPU naming scheme for 2023+ makes things clearer, confusing

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 8, 2022 10:14 PM CDT

AMD is updating the model numbering system for its Ryzen CPUs starting in 2023 and beyond, where the new numbering system makes it easier -- their goal -- for consumers to see where Ryzen CPUs stack up against each other moving forward.

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2023+ model numbering system for AMD Ryzen CPUs

The new numbering system starts with the "Portfolio Model Year" and 7 which indicates the year (2023) while an 8 would mean 2024, 9 would be 2025, and well 10... I guess we might see a new numbering system by then or AMD could go super-powered and go over 10,000. The next one is the "Market Segment" where you'll know how powerful the CPU is: the x9xx CPU being a Ryzen 9 part, an x3xx CPU being a Ryzen 3 chip, and so on.

Next up you've got the "Architecture" where which is the new part for users, where "4" will start off thanks to the newly-announced and soon-to-be-released Zen 4 architecture, with the final number being the "Feature Isolation" which AMD splits into 0 and above being a lower model within the segment while 5 and over is the upper model within the segment.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen CPU naming scheme for 2023+ makes things clearer, confusing (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU used to breach 8GHz+ barrier

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 8, 2022 9:33 PM CDT

Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs haven't even been released yet, but they're being used to break some OC world records at the dizzying heights of 8GHz... yeah 8000MHz+.

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Intel's new Core i9-13900K engineering sample "ES" CPU: that tasty "Intel Confidential"

The new Intel Core i9-13900K processor was used, chilled with LN2 cooling on an "unreleased Z790 motherboard" where the CPU went up to a flat 8GHz (8000MHz). The folks over at Wccftech managed to get their hands-on a screenshot from an overclocker who has an Intel Core i9-13900K engineering sample (ES) processor, in the "unreleased Z790 motherboard" and the aforementioned LN2 cooling.

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The overclocker also teased that 8GHz is the "baseline" for the Core i9-13900K... wowzers.

The overclock was achieved across 8 P-Cores with SMT disabled, so 1-core results could see CPU clock speeds passing 8GHz+ without a problem. We should see 8GHz and beyond in the weeks and months to come, as more overclockers get their hands-on the new Core i9-13900K (and other 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs) once they launch later this month.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU used to breach 8GHz+ barrier (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900K: 24 cores, 32 threads at up to 5.8GHz, 253W power

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 8, 2022 7:01 PM CDT

Roar... yeah, you heard it... Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs are now getting ready for launch with details on the flagship Core i9-13900K unleashed.

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The new Intel Core i9-13900K will feature 24 cores and 32 threads of Raptor Lake CPU power, with CPU clocks of up to a huge 5.8GHz, and 253W of "Maximum Turbo Power". The 5.8GHz clock speeds are coming to gamers and enthusiasts thanks to Intel's in-house Thermal Velocity Boost technology, while Turbo Boost Max 3.0 clocks will push the Core i9-13900K to 5.7GHz.

Igor's Lab posted the news on Intel's upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs, with the flagship Core i9-13900K listed with support for DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 memory depending on the motherboard you buy. There's up to 128GB of RAM supported, a base 125W TDP that will blow right up to 253W under Maximum Turbo Power.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900K: 24 cores, 32 threads at up to 5.8GHz, 253W power (full post)

Intel swag boxes sent out, celebrates 'Alder Lake' CPUs a year later

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 6, 2022 9:53 PM CDT

Intel launched its 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU close to a year ago now, and just as we're weeks out from the launch of the 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs, the company is sending out Alder Lake swag boxes to infuencers and tech reviewers.

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Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" gift box

The new Intel 12th Gen Core Gift Box packs a few cool things for collectors and geeks alike, myself included, with an Intel Core i9 baseball cap, a hoodie, and even a full-body tracksuit are included in the box. Intel is also packing a cool little Alder Lake die shot, and an even cooler 3D-printed figure that is made specifically for each person it's sent to. Awww man, now I want one, Intel.

Winter is coming, and Intel has these people included with both a hoodie to keep its wearers' warm, as well as a full-body tracksuit. Now the reviewers can wear the Intel-themed full-body tracksuit while they're reviewing Intel's upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" processors.

Continue reading: Intel swag boxes sent out, celebrates 'Alder Lake' CPUs a year later (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor runs at toasty 95C at 230W power

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 1, 2022 7:16 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X processor has now been detailed, but there are things we don't know yet and one of those is thermals... especially under load.

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But weeks before release, Enthusiast Citizen wrote on Bilibili from people who have both Zen 4 and Raptor Lake CPUs in their hands with some early thermal results. AMD's new Zen 4-powered Ryzen 9 7950X is running at a toasty 95C at 230W, which is needed for AMD to maintain 5GHz+ clock speeds. Meanwhile, Intel's new "Raptor Lake" powered Core i9-13900K runs at a cooler 82C with the same cooler.

Wccftech also reports from their sources that the new Ryzen 9 7000 series CPUs are running at 92-94C, even when it's being cooled with a high-end 360mm AIO cooler. This is without any overclocking applied but remember: this is an engineering/qualifying sample and not in final retail form so thermal performance should be different.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor runs at toasty 95C at 230W power (full post)

AMD EPYC 9684X 'Genoa-X' CPU: 96C/192T, Zen 4 on 5nm, 1.1GB of cache

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 1, 2022 6:29 PM CDT

AMD's next-gen EPYC 9004 "Genoa-X" and "Bergamo" CPUs have been leaked, with details on all the new Zen 4 V-Cache and Zen 4C cores that will be arriving in 2023 and beyond.

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We've been slowly fed leaks of the regular Zen 4-based EPYC processors, but with leaks on AMD's second-gen 3D V-Cache for the Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs arriving over the last couple of days, now it's time for some EPYC processors and that sweet, sweet second-gen 3D V-Cache.

The leak includes a stack of EPYC processors, which will be broken up into three families: the standard Zen 4 for EPYC "Genoa", the Compute Density-Optimized Zen 4c for EPYC "Bergamo", while the Cache-Optimized Zen 4 V-Cache in the upcoming EPYC "Genoa-X" family of CPUs. "Genoa-X" will have up to 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4 cores on 5nm, with 1GB+ of L3 cache per CPU socket.

Continue reading: AMD EPYC 9684X 'Genoa-X' CPU: 96C/192T, Zen 4 on 5nm, 1.1GB of cache (full post)

AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs with second-gen 3D V-Cache teased for CES 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 31, 2022 7:08 PM CDT

It was just before the big Zen 4 launch announcement from AMD that we were already hearing rumors on the second-gen 3D V-Cache versions of the new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" CPUs... and now we're hearing launch rumors: CES 2023.

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The new rumors are coming from leaker "Greymon55" who isn't being too clear on Twitter, simply saying "V95, V9, V8" on Twitter: which should translate to the Ryzen 9 7950X3D (V95) + Ryzen 9 7900X3D (V9) + Ryzen 7 7800X3D (V8) processors. In a follow-up tweet, Greymon55 replied to someone asking about the Zen 4 V-Cache CPU launch where "AvgGuy" said "Q1" to which Greymon55 replied "CES".

CES 2023 takes place between January 5 and January 8, 2023, which gives AMD a couple of months between releasing its new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X processors in late September, and the purported CES 2023 reveal of its Zen 4 V-Cache CPUs in the form of the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, Ryzen 9 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D.

Continue reading: AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs with second-gen 3D V-Cache teased for CES 2023 (full post)

AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs on 5nm: 'we don't expect any supply constraints'

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2022 10:34 PM CDT

AMD has launched its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors and with the new chips being made on TSMC's fresh 5nm process node... so what about supply issues of new tech?

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Nope... not an issue says AMD, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su explaining to the audience of its Zen 4 event that the company doesn't expect any supply constraints of its new CPUs. Lisa explained that if we looked back at the last 18 months there have been a "number of things" that have affected supply: capacity limitations, logistics, and more.

Lisa elaborated, saying that from the perspective of AMD they have "dramatically increased" their overall capacity when it comes to wafers, but AMD has also secured substrates and on the back end. She added that while logistically it takes a bit longer to get things into the region, now that the launch of Zen 4 has taken place, AMD is all-systems-go for September 27 when the new products are available for sale.

Continue reading: AMD's new Zen 4 CPUs on 5nm: 'we don't expect any supply constraints' (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU delidded: gold-plated CCDs, looks gorgeous

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 30, 2022 9:50 PM CDT

AMD's new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor has been delidded, where we get a peek behind the scenes of AMD's very latest CPU.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU delidded

The delidding was performed by GamersNexus, which ripped the chip apart to spy on the two CCD configuration that is only used on the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X processors. There are three dies in total: two Zen 4 CCDs that are made on the TSMC 5nm process node, while the I/O die (where the RDNA 2 GPU also resides) is made on the TSMC 6nm process node.

AMD's new Ryzen 7000 CCD measures in at 70mm2 compared the bigger 83mm2 for Zen 3, transistor-wise that's a 58% increase in transistors: Zen 4 has 6.57 billion transistors on TSMC's new 5nm process node, while Zen 3 has 4.15 billion transistors on TSMC's current 7nm process node.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7950X 'Zen 4' CPU delidded: gold-plated CCDs, looks gorgeous (full post)

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